Washington DC, 25 May 2023 (TDI): The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), led by the Chairman Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik and Member Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Idrees Mehsud, took part in the Partnership Days Event of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) today in Washington, D.C.

The event, hosted by the World Bank, initiated an insightful dialogue between delegates in order to formulate strategies related to disaster risk management and financing.

Chairman Lt. Gen Inam Haider Malik shared his thoughts on the strategies to make Pakistan a resilient country. He stressed the need for DRR approaches that are tailored to local challenges and necessities.

He further proposed incorporating AI-based, tech-driven warning systems to minimize the cost of the financial assistance required in affected areas.

He pointed out that Pakistan has shown great resilience and adaptation and should be supported with the necessary protocols.

At the event, the delegates held a productive session with Afreen Akhter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the State Department.

The conversations revolved around the need to build forward on existing knowledge and capitalize on existing indigenous capabilities. They discussed the requirement of connecting all DM stakeholders and pre-identifying risks within the respective regions.

NDMA’s delegation is also attending other sessions organized by global partners. This event opens a gateway of opportunities for disaster risk reduction and recovery. The strategic plans shared by NDMA will play a major role in developing Indonesia and other countries into resilient nations.

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This event and the partnership opportunities it has provided surely open up avenues of proactive and strategic Disaster Risk Management and preparedness at the global scale. In a nutshell, NDMA is eager to work with global partners to make the world a resilient and safer place against disasters.